In an absolute sense, there are no accidents. God provides according to wisdom. All we are depends on Him and His faithfulness. Our hope is built on the certainty of His salvation. (Romans 8:28-39; Psalm 19:7-8)

Speaker: Thomas Schaller, Julian Timofte
Date: 2023-06-25
Time: Sun 11am

P. Schaller –

We had a great week, and have seen answers to prayer. The Lord has really visited us and encouraged us and
spoken to our hearts. We just rejoice in that. Also, the great team of people here in Baltimore
that did such a great job serving the Body. You know, I think the youth program was amazing. I
didn’t get to go to any of the events. Hershey Park. Beaver Dam, is it? What’s the name of that
place? Something like that. Even the nursery had animals, live little animals. My grandson had a
snake around his neck. You know, I said don’t ever do that again!

The feedback. I’m hanging out with young people under the tent, and just talking. And do you
like being here? Why do you like it? I talked to the young group from Chicago. I said, how many
hours to drive here from Chicago? They said like 14. And then I said, do you like coming? Oh,
yes. It’s the highlight of our year. I said, why? They said and these are, they are now graduates
from high school, but they have been coming every year. It’s their family vacation time. Even it’s
the time when our year starts. Convention is our New Year’s. And we get to be with our family.
We get to come here. We go to the hotel. We get to swim in the pool. Might go to Ocean City.
We get to be here and be part of this. It’s so beautiful to see that, that kids get to know each
other. Camp Life is another big one. Camp Life Europe is another one. And I just, our children
are so important to us, and what the Lord is doing in their hearts. And he would open their
hearts, and they would be able to hear and learn and follow the Lord and know the Lord. What a
joy.

Well, years ago, we had a team go to Hungary. We moved to Budapest, 1990. A team went
there in February, and we came in the summer, my family and I. In a short time, we met many
Hungarians. We met Romanians. And Julian, P. Julian is one of those Romanians who after the
Iron Curtain fell, people could move around in eastern Europe. They also go to western Europe
and the west. He was working in an area just in the forest, and just a great guy. He started to
come to our meetings and really hear, and really embrace what he was hearing. I remember
those months and years when he was coming. This is now long time has passed. And what God
has done in his life and his family. His brother Daniel went as a Greater Grace pastor to Africa.
His sister, Juliana, went to Peru as a missionary. He has another sister, Christina.

He has another brother I believe in the U.K. But this family and the heart that he has for God. He’s been
a missionary in China. I don’t even know all the places. Turkey. Azerbaijan. Ukraine. Romania.
He’s planting a church in Cluj, Romania. And he travels a lot. He has a gift of evangelism and
pastoring people. I just love this guy. His name is P. Julian Timofte. So, he’s going to come and
share.

P. Julian Timofte –

Good morning, family. It’s so beautiful to be here, and P. Jon and Diane are
here? I don’t see them. Maybe they were in the morning service. Anyway. So, team Cluj. It’s
really beautiful to see how God is working. This past year, we’ve been ministering in many
villages in the city. And God has given us the opportunities to minister and to encourage other
churches in outreaches. There is a Baptist pastor who told me that we have this church, this
Baptist church, and it’s dying, because no young people. Would you like to go and help?
So, we went and for the first time the elder of that church said I cannot go out. The people are
old in the church. No one will come to outreach. But then he said just because it’s a shame to
say no, he came out with us. Then he started to like it. Then, he started to talk to people. And
people started to come to church. And then, he saw that people started to get saved. He said,
wow! It’s working.

So, I’m telling you, outreach, it’s amazing. It’s amazing when you just go out and you meet
people. And people meet the Holy Spirit. They meet Jesus Christ. They meet the Father, and
things are changing in their lives. To see how God is touching people. I have a friend, he was
coming with us, and he saw us leading people to Christ. He said I didn’t really believe that’s
happening that people come to church. They need to be long time and then it’s happening. They
need to be baptized. And then, he shared with someone. And that person started to cry.

I have no idea what to do. I was sitting there looking at her, and then the lady who was with him started
to continue to share. And that lady received Christ, and she started to come to church.
You know, it’s important. Our ministry is not only to the lost, but also to our brothers and sisters
who maybe lost their way. You know, because we’ve all been lost. I really like that in Luke 19:10 it
says, “the son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” And how many times even in
our life with God we are lost. Maybe in a trial. Maybe a sickness. Maybe sin. Maybe a bad
something which is happening in our life, and God came and he seeks us and saves us again
and again and again.

And when Jesus left, you know, when Jesus was speaking to the disciples in John 16:5-7, Jesus
went and the disciples were filled with sorrow. They said, what will happen with us? When Jesus
died, several of his disciples said, okay. We go fishing. It’s done. He left. What will happen with
us? Let’s go back to our old business. But when Jesus came back, he was looking for them. And
then, he gave them promise. He said in Acts 1, don’t depart from Jerusalem. You shall receive
the promise, the Holy Spirit, and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, Judea, in Samaria, and
unto the most uttermost parts of the world. He said I will give you the Holy Spirit, and the Holy
Spirit will lead you. Because the Spirit is not a spirit of fear but of love, power, and sound mind.
He will save you in situations. He will lead you. He will guide you. He will minister to you. He will
encourage you. He will build you up. He will teach you.

And then, he will lead you to look for other people who are lost in this world. You can say, I was
lost. I was lost. I was in darkness. I didn’t know the direction. I didn’t know what to do with my
life. But when Christ came, my life changed. And the Holy Spirit, it’s amazing that he leads us to
give the right questions to people. I love when God asks questions. Adam, where are you?
Elijah, what are you doing here? Who do the people say that I am? He’s putting these
questions, and we’re thinking okay. What’s the answer? And then, God gives the answer,
because he gave us the Word and he gave us the Spirit and he will teach us. He will correct us.
He will reprove us. He will go with us everywhere we go.

And sometimes, when you listen to people and they say I have no idea what to say. And then
the Spirit gives you a question, a word in season for that person, and many times it happened in
evangelism. The Holy Spirit gave me the right words to speak. He touched that person’s heart,
and that person received Christ. Because the work to seek and to save is not ours. It’s God’s.
And the Father and the Holy Spirit and the Son, they are working together. And they are a team
with us to go where we go to look for these people. I just want to encourage you. Just go. Talk to
your neighbors. Talk to the people at your work place. People in the streets.

We can ask questions. We can help people think. We can help people see that they are lost, and they need
a Savior. Sometimes, when we go, someone asks us a question. Cause you know what? If God
did not seek us, we would not know that we are lost. But he seeks us. He shows us that we are
lost and need a Savior. God bless you.

P. Schaller –

Okay. Thank you. Okay. Great. Good word, huh? Yes, that was good. Thank you.
Thank you. Thank you. We were at Silver Spring the other day evangelizing on a street corner,
and I felt that, too. Like just being refreshed. It was a real – something about it happened in that
area in front of the Panera Bread in Silver Spring. It was just – I don’t know what it was, but it
was like this is beautiful that we are talking to people about Christ. That was amazing. That was
so good. I think a believer that doesn’t have that like in your whole life as a believer, then you’re
missing something. You want to learn to be able to talk to people that you don’t know. People
that you know, of course, and then people that you don’t know. Sometimes, it’s just little by little,
little by little.

Did I tell you the funny little story? I told you, I think. I was at the pool swimming, and I go into
the steam room, and there’s two young guys in there talking. And I find out after I talked to them,
they were 33 and 30 years old. They’re talking about how they can’t find a woman, can’t find a
wife. I’m listening for a little while. Can I jump in and say something? I said, what are you talking about? You mean like can’t find like a good woman. And they go, yeah. I go, what’s missing?
They said character I guess. Trust. Trust.

And of course, the follow-up comment by mean could be, where are you looking? Right? So, but
I didn’t say that. I went right to it. I said, I’m a pastor of a church. My church is packed with
single women that are amazing! And I’m not kidding. One guy goes out. The other one and I
talked with him. He plays in a band. I asked him the name of the band. I googled it. He’s there.
And I had, I hope I will see them again. But the other one went out when I went out by the pool.
He came up to me and shook my hand and said, thank you very much. Alright. So, here’s the
story. It’s not over. I might see them again. I might bring them in here. And I want you ladies to
behave! Okay. Alright. We’ll do the offering right now. Please give in the offering. Who could I do
a shout out? How about P. Brian. Would you like to pray for the offering? Just come right down
front. Love this guy, huh? Come on. (Prayer).

Okay. Turn in your Bibles please today to Romans 8. I know that come of the folks that came from
Europe are going back. P. Tony Cooper, Switzerland. P. Steve Devries. Great to have you. He’s
going to Kentucky. The Indians that are here in a couple days. We get to spend some time. The
Chinese, I met with them, a group with them, yesterday as they were leaving this morning. We
feel very honored that people came and spent the money and the time and made the effort, and
we have our family barbeque. Our big, big old, spiritual, communion fellowship. It’s been great.
Thank you for your love and prayers and what the Lord is doing on many levels and many ways.
We recognize it and appreciate it.

I’d like you to read with me just from the first part of our sermon today from vs. 31. Romans 8,
this is the deep thing, the real things that are important in life. Very deep and powerful thing. I
want to put here a word, providence. Providence of God. This word is in some sense people
would say it is old-fashioned. It’s replaced by different concepts like deism is one. Pantheism is
another one. Just to give you something to think about and study it. Randomness. Randomness
or chance. This is a modern view. There is no purpose or plan. It’s all random what happens in
life. Life is a matter of chance and then fatalism. There isn’t any end game. There’s no end
game in life.

It’s incredible that the secular world gets away with these ideas. These last two ones
particularly. It’s amazing they are not challenged more on how ridiculous it is to believe that we
exist by chance. There is no plan. There is no purpose. We’re not going anywhere. A hundred
billion years from today, our sun is burnt out. The solar system is no longer like it was. All the
graves, the cemetaries, all human beings, all evidence of our culture, civilization, history is all
gone, and it means nothing. Zero. It means absolutely nothing. That is propagated and believed,
passively in many cases, actually without people talking about it and thinking about it. It’s
absolutely ridiculous.

It’s replaced in our mind, because we found Christ. We have this word “providence.” God
created with a purpose. Everything that happens is subject to the providence of God. Watch.
Oh, no. I hope I didn’t break them. That was to be an illustration! What was that that just
happened? That is God holding it together. God holding the atoms together. God putting it,
having authority over everything. Bearing everything. Carrying it in a bucket. Actually, that’s a
good verse to take note of.

Hebrews 1:3, I am really going to say something here, but we’re going to get there in a while.
That Jesus is holding everything together or carrying it. The better translation is he’s carrying it
as in a bucket. He is holding it together. He is carrying it for a purpose. It started he is carrying it,
and he’s going to accomplish it.

Okay. Providence. Get used to using it. Use it in your everyday conversations. There’s a car
accident. The providence of God. Somebody died. The providence of God. In the absolute
sense, there are no accidents. God is everywhere and has all authority and in every little unit of
time however small. He is everywhere, and everything is happening according to his purpose. It isn’t necessarily his perfect will as for example Adam and Eve sinning.

That was not his perfect will, but he allowed it. In his providence, he gave us the free will to sin, and we have sinned. But in his providence, he has provided something for us of an incredible nature. Incredible reality
that transcends us, and it shows us his wisdom. Isn’t it Ephesians 1:4-6. In his will. We see his
wisdom in the providence, the plan. The coming of Christ, the crucifixion in the plan of God. The
resurrection. The providence of God. The Second Coming. The Holy Spirit dwelling in you. Your
ability in you to meditate and receive and relate to God in faith. This shows his wisdom, doesn’t
it?

Go to Romans 8:31. Actually, I’m sorry. We better go back to vs. 28. If you are born again, you fit
into that category. vs. 28. You love God. That’s a mark of the believer. You love God. You didn’t
love God, but now you love God. How? The new heart and the Holy Spirit in you. You love God.
Are you called according to his purpose? Yes. What’s the purpose? To be conformed to his
image. Why? To glorify God. To become like Christ. Well, when? One day later, when we are
resurrected we will be like him. But in this life, we are conformed to his image. If we live in the
Spirit, it happens.

This is our nature now. We live in the Spirit. If we are a believer, we live in the
Spirit. Just don’t grieve the Spirit. It’s nothing we do but simply live in faith in God and we are
Spirit-filled. I do not grieve the Spirit or quench the Spirit, but I walk by faith and the Spirit
governs your life. Romans 6:17, Romans 8:7-11.

vs. 28. And of course, there’s pain in life. Failure. Sin. Problems of all kinds. Does it all work for
good? Yes, that’s what he says. It all works for good. How so? Cause it’s a guarantee that we
will be conformed into the image of Christ. How could it be better? That in the end game in the
providence of God, the end game is there is no sin, there is no pain, there are no tears, there is
no disease, there is no curse anymore. We are in heaven. We are glorified without sin, pain,
death.

Well then, everything that happened in my life is working together for good somehow. It’s part of
life for me. I learn things in life. Good things and bad things. We are learning. What if you say, I
am not learning? You will one day. One day it will be very clear to you. Now, we see through a
glass darkly. Later, we will see face to face. But now, we have the possibility if you choose to
receive the engrafted word that will enlighten our eyes. Psalm 19, James 1:21. We see what it is.
Let me show you a subpoint here that maybe some of you have seen me do it before. Psalm 19. I
think we have to turn there. I do have my eye on the clock. I’m not going to keep you long, but I
want you to see this. vs. 7. Do you see it? vs. 7. This box is me. But when the law of the Lord
comes, he converts us. So, I’ll draw a circle. He changes us. New nature. New nature. We are
changed. We are regenerated by the Word of the Lord.

Next one. “The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” Here’s another one. I’ll
put down here graduation cap. What happened? The first one is conversion, converted. The
next one is you become wise. How? You become wise. That’s a good goal in life. But looking
unto Jesus and Jesus is wisdom. We walk with Jesus and we have the Spirit of wisdom. We
begin to understand things about life. We are able to navigate in life, and life is hard.
Sometimes, very hard. But look at what we have.

Look at vs. 7-8. The next one is a circle, cap, and then happy face, is it? Yes, happy face. Are
you changing? Yes, this really happens to us. This is the thing that you want in your life that will
happen little by little. It’s called sanctification. My life is actually changing. I’m actually learning
and believing and embracing in my heart.

Then, there’s one more. vs. 8. We’ll do that one with the cap, the guy is happy, and he’s got big
eyes. What did this? How did this change happen? It’s the Word and it’s various phrases for it:
law of the Lord, testimony of the Lord, statutes of the Lord, the commandment of the Lord. The
Bible. The Bible did it. That’s how it happened.

So, now we go to, like this is sanctification, and now we go back to Rom. 8. And we’ll read these
verses about who we are. You might say none of that has happened to me, or I don’t see that
happening to me. Well, then look at what happened to you in the mind of God. It’s Romans 8:29-
30. That’s us. He foreknew us. This is providence of God. This is something he did in his plan.
There’s no accident in it. It’s intentional. It’s something that he Almighty God did. He foreknew
and predestinated us to be conformed to his Son. When we read the Gospels, we see who the
Son of God is. We see his power, his wisdom, his patience, his love, his compassion. And to
think that we would be conformed to him. This is remarkable. How does it happen?

vs. 30. And we can make a chain here. One link is predestination. Another link is called. Another
link in the chain. There’s another link. Predestinated. And the predestinated are the ones
foreknown. We have five chain links all linked. Can they be broken? Can any of these links be
broken? If we have man and God, and if the links were dependent on man, we can be sure the
chain would break. Wherever man would have a responsibility in that chain, it would one day
break, cause man can’t do it. Man can’t keep his salvation.

God keeps it. Man cannot predestinate. God predestinates. Man cannot call. God calls him. Man cannot do these five
things. Let’s read them again. He cannot foreknow. He cannot predestinate. He cannot call
himself. He cannot be justified by himself. And he cannot be glorified by himself. All those things
happen from heaven from God in the heart of God. What’s the meaning of it?

These things are so extraordinary for us, cause we are so used to being in a program. So used
to like being part of the solution. Or so used to thinking I need to perform. I need to do this in
order to be saved. I need to be participating in this in order for it to happen. But Abraham, when
he met God, God made a covenant, and Abraham says he fell asleep. There was a burning
furnace that went between the split animals. And God was with God making a covenant with
himself for the covenant with Abraham that would be unconditional. Abraham could not break it.
It would not be dependent on Abraham.

It would be dependent on God in his sovereignty. In his providence, to be faithful to Abraham and his seed for thousands of years until the coming of Christ and beyond. He said to the prophet Jeremiah, if you can change the coming up of the sun, and the going down of the sun, then you can change the covenant I made with Abraham.
Nobody here can change the coming up of the sun in the morning nor the going down. It’s
impossible. Nor can you break the covenant he made with him.

This is important for the foundation of our faith, because it’s all about God’s grace. It’s God’s
grace that did this. Now, go to vs. 31. What things? The five links of the chain. What can we say
about these things? Everything works for good for us. What can we say about it? It leaves us
speechless. I have nothing to say. I cannot say only that he loves me. This is important that our
hearts would get in tune with this kind of grace, this kind of love, where God would say I chose
you. You did not choose me. I chose you in John 15.

But there is an automatic reaction in our heart to the teaching of this, because we say, yeah,
okay. What should I do? Can I just live an ungodly life? Well, go ahead and live an ungodly life.
Haven’t you done that already? Yeah, but I want to do it more. Well, then go ahead and do it
more. That’s your call. You make a bed and you sleep in it. If you haven’t already found out that
a sinful life is not very edifying, not very freeing, not liberating, not godly, not joyful, not visionary,
not creative, imaginative. If I haven’t found out that, then follow Christ and find it out. When you
follow Christ, you find out who he is. And it’s better. Much better.

Okay. vs. 31. Because he’s such a good teacher, the Holy Spirit and the Apostle Paul. He’s very
good at rhetorical, guiding our thinking. He’s very good as a teacher bringing up everything. If
God is for us, who can be against us? Like if God is for me, then who? I’ll tell you God who can
be against me. The devil is against me. My sin nature is against me. Life itself maybe is against
me. Okay.

vs. 32. All meaningful things. All things that are wise. All things that lead to godliness. All things
that build us up in faith. How will he not freely, freely – see the word. Freely give us all things.
vs. 33. This has a sound of jurisprudence. Legality. A courtroom. In a courtroom, you have a

bench and a judge. The judge would be where I am. This is the bench. And you have the docket
where the accused is. You have the prosecutor over here. And the defendant has an advocate.
He has an attorney or advocacy on this side. And the accuser, the prosecutor is bringing before
the judge, and he’s saying to the judge I have a case against him. I am accusing him. And so,
there is real evidence that you are wrong. Great evidence that you are a sinner. Great evidence
that you are unfaithful. Great evidence that you betray. You deceive. You’re a hypocrite. You’re a
liar. Great evidence. They have it all piled up against you. Okay.

I was thinking at the Last Supper when Jesus said one of you will betray me, and what were the
responses. But Lord is it I? They were all saying, Lord is it me? I read it that way. I don’t
remember the chapter and verse exactly, but is it me? Is it me? Why did they all say – and none
of them said, is it Judas? None of them said that, and they had to like a couple different
responses, but I like that part. Is it me? Do you know why they all said, is it me? Cause all of us
have that. It could be me. I know it. I feel it in my heart. I’m a coward. I know I can chicken out. I
know I could betray you, right? We all have a Judas Iscariot in us.

So, when the prosecutor says you’re a betrayer, somehow it hits me and I say, yeah. Maybe I
am. And this courtroom is very, it’s constant actually. It’s our conscience. And it’s our
understanding of God, and it goes against us. But God is teaching us something. Because of
the five links of the chain that cannot be broken, he is saying I have justified you and made you
righteous when actually you aren’t. I am on your side. I have called you. I gave you my Son to
pay for your sin. So, you have a relationship with God. When God hears the case, Christ, the
Advocate, stands forth and says, yes. But I took it all upon me. I paid the price for it all. And so
the judge says you are free to you and me. You are, you are free. You are justified. You are
saved. God is for you not against you.

Actually, some of you may not believe what I am saying, and I agree. It’s too incredible. But
actually, what it says here is actually what I’m saying. Let’s read it. vs. 33. So, the judge will say
Christ is the Advocate. I shed my blood. I paid the price. I did it all. I bore the sin. I was judged
by the Father. I’ve been raised from the dead. I’m seated at the right hand, and this is my child.
So, I am justified.

vs. 34. There’s a lot of that. Who is he that condemns? The civil world can condemn me for a
crime. Same bench. Not the same but the template is the same. There’s a civil court. I am
found, prosecuted for a crime. I am judged. The judge says seven years in prison. I go away to
prison, and according to the civil court, I am found guilty of a crime and I go to prison to pay for
the crime. While I am living in the prison. I know of another court, another court that does not
charge me. Another court where I have been forgiven. Another court where God is on my side.
That Christ is my Advocate. Another court that is in heaven that is saying who is he that what is
it? Condemns him. It is Christ who died. vs. 34.

That word “intercession” is not only the idea of prayer, but he is the one that comes forth in the courtroom and says to the judge, it’s impossible for you to find him guilty for it is I who became guilty in his place. It is impossible. You cannot
find him. What do you say? The judge says he is set free. He has been justified.
Okay. Go now to vs. 35. He goes further. Can our sin? No. Can our troubles, distress,
persecution, famine, nakedness, peril or sword? What can separate us from the love? vs. 35.
We heard a great message on that this past week. We go to the slaughter. P. Mehau said we
are fattened up for the slaughter. We go to the slaughter. It doesn’t sound very good. That’s
what it says in Psalm 44.

The Jewish people were taken to the slaughter. And unfortunately, we
have seen that in history. They have been killed all the day long. They have been hunted down.
They have been persecuted. They have been hurt tremendously as a race of people. A race of
people that have been hunted, and persecuted and brought to the slaughter. But this is said
from Ps. 44. But it applies to us, too. Cause we are in a world where these things happen. We
are persecuted. We find ourselves in trouble, wrongly misunderstood. We are sometimes
mistreated and so on. This is the meaning here.

But we have a Shepherd. We have, we have a Shepherd who has decided in himself nothing
can break the covenant I have with you. Nothing can separate me from loving you. Nothing can
take you away from me. I am your Father. I will always be there. I am faithful. I am the answer
for your life. I am the way, the truth, the life. I am your Savior. I am your healer. I am your
provision. I am the banner over the house. I am the way. I am the door. I am the Shepherd. I am
the Rock. I am the Captain of your salvation. I am your big brother. I am the living God. I am the
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I am God. I will never leave you, never forsake you. Nothing
can separate you from me. Think about it.

vs. 37. You know, everybody is conquered some day. Everybody in the earth is conquered one
day. Everybody. You’re conquered by a cancer. You’re conquered by death. You’re conquered by
a broken heart. You’re broken by a depression. You’re conquered by disappointments.
Everybody in this world is conquered. How does it say that you are more than a conqueror?
Cause of these rings. What can conquer those rings? What can break that chain? What can
separate you from God? You are more than a conqueror. Death where is your sting? Grave,
where is your what? Victory. Come on. Where is it?

One of our heroes in the faith who I have a lot of respect for, Timothy Keller, planted this
incredible church and churches in New York City. What a brilliant man. What an incredible
teacher. And he just passed away with pancreatic cancer. What can we say? Like one day, that
will happen to you and me. Death, that is. Not that cancer necessarily, but death. There it is.
Yeah, but no. We’re not conquered. We’re not. We live forever. We leave our bodies and we will
be with Christ.

I think that hope, that hope – let me say one other thing and I’ll finish here. This word “hope” in
English, I haven’t liked that word. It’s very weak to me, and I realize why. Cause in the English
language, it has the sound of uncertainty the way we use it. I hope so, you know. Are you going
to get a new job? I hope so. Maybe not. Maybe. So, we can put percentages here. Ten percent
possibility. How about people that play the lottery which I think is a waste of money. But anyway,
I hope I – it’s like yeah, okay. I don’t like the word that much.

But in the Bible, it’s different. In a biblical, in the New Testament, it doesn’t mean something
uncertain. It actually means the opposite. It’s a guarantee. It’s a hope. It’s called a living hope in
the book of Titus, isn’t it? Living hope. It’s like 100%. It’s how you live. You have to live with
hope. And the more sure it is, the better it is for you.

Have you ever been without hope? Have you ever been in a very troubled situation where you
lost hope? It’s horrible. I’ve tasted the edge of it. Just like to think that you’re stuck. Nobody
knows you’re there. P. Binu mentioned it in his message. Those, were they hikers that went into
the cave in Thailand, and floods came and filled the cave with water. They were in there 4
kilometers in the cave. Was that the story? Something like this. And they were without hope.
The cave filled with water. They were stuck. Four kilometers in the cave without people knowing,
and no communication. And ten days. Very close to dying. Horrible. No hope. No phone. No
connection. Detached. Lost. Horrible.

The opposite is this one. We’re going to heaven. We’re going to die. That’s okay, because we
live forever. I mean it’s not okay but I have hope. I don’t know how things are going to turn out,
but Jesus said and God is and this is what we believe and how we relate to life. What a joy it is
to be encouraged with this kind of hope. So, let me read it to finish. vs. 38-39. Amen.

 

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